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Sesimbra: Arrábida Natural Park Beaches and Caves

1. Sesimbra: Arrábida Natural Park Beaches and Caves

Tour the Arrábida Natural Park, starting at Sesimbra and heading towards Cabo Espichel. Wild beaches, stunning bays, caves, and cliffs are some of the highlights of this magnificent tour. Set out on an adventure to discover all the splendour of this unique ecosystem. The tour will start at the sheltered port of Sesimbra. Firstly, visit the famous Ribeiro do Cavalo Beach. Enjoy the surrounding landscape as you dive and swim in the crystal clear waters. The tour will then proceed to the west where you will visit the mythical beaches of Mijona and Inferno.  Continue along the Arrábida Natural Park and see the famous whaling bay, taking the opportunity to learn a little about the history of the fishermen who used to hunt whales in this same area. Dive and swim in the crystal clear waters of this same beach and enjoy some snorkeling. Typical liquor from the Setubal region will also be served. After this stop, sail towards Cabo Espichel where you will visit more caves and landscapes of incredible wonder. After all this adventure, return to the harbor of Sesimbra where this experience ends.

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Dolphin Watching in Arrábida Natural Park

2. Dolphin Watching in Arrábida Natural Park

Depart from the Marina and search for dolphins in their natural habitat. See bottlenoses dolphins as well as common dolphins in the clear blue waters of the park, without disturbing their natural behaviour.  Observe various forms of wildlife and birds in the park. Swim and sunbathe on some of Portugal's most beautiful beaches, only accessible by sea. Visit caves and rock formations along the entire coastline of the park and hear of the mysterious history during the XVIII century from your local guide.

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Lisbon: Classic Boat Sunset Tour With Drink

3. Lisbon: Classic Boat Sunset Tour With Drink

After meeting at the ticket office and boarding, the skipper will take you towards Cristo-Rei as you enjoy a delicious welcome drink. On the way, you will be able to view the Cais das Colunas, or 'Columns Pier', admire the architecture of the 25 Abril Bridge from a unique perspective, and pass by the Tower of Belém. You'll also see the Gerónimos Monastery, the Discoveries Monument, the Electricity Museum, the architecture of Amanda Levete Architects, the MAAT. Alcântara and its Doca de Santo Amaro. To finish, admire the Commerce Square and Cais das Colunas illuminated.

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Full-Day Dolphin Watching Tour from Lisbon

4. Full-Day Dolphin Watching Tour from Lisbon

This full-day tour begins as you head south from Lisbon to Setúbal, a picturesque region best known for its fishing port. In Setúbal, board a fully restored salt galleon, or a modern catamaran (depending on weather and sea conditions), for a relaxing and enjoyable cruise in the Sado Estuary, where you’ll learn about the resident bottlenose dolphins and hopefully be able to observe wild dolphins in their natural environment. The duration of the cruise takes about 2 to 3 hours. See the natural reserve of Arrábida, take in the stunning views, and learn about the area’s history and gastronomy. See the Arrábida Convent and discover some important historical sites before returning to the old city center of Setúbal. Before returning to Lisbon, stop at a few sights in the Arrabida Mountain range, from where you can marvel at the natural reserve and get a land view of all the region.

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Lisbon: Dolphin Watching in Arrábida Natural Park

5. Lisbon: Dolphin Watching in Arrábida Natural Park

This boat tour goes along the coastline in search of dolphins that is possible to find again on the Marine Reserve of Arrábida. The tour will take you to the most known sighting, with a 95% success rate in dolphin sightings. The boats used are powerful semi-inflatable boats with seats and all the comfort and safety for a 3-hour journey. It's always a good experience, that combines the dolphins with a wonderful boat tour on a cost line of calm and pristine waters, that is protected from the north winds by the Arrábida mountain.

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Lisbon Cultural Boat Tour on a Speedboat

6. Lisbon Cultural Boat Tour on a Speedboat

Start under the 25th of April bridge and go straight to Commerce Square and Cais das Colunas. Discover Alfama form the river for a fresh perspective; admire the castle above the hill, the Convent of St. Vincent, and the National Pantheon. Cross to the southbank and visit the Sanctuary of Cristo Rei directly above you. Enjoy exploring the river mouth before you get to the Atlantic Ocean, right in front of the Tower of Belem, one of the most iconic monuments in Lisbon. Then, admire the Discoveries Monument with all it's iconic figures. Then experience a sense of adventure on the speedboat.

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Sesimbra: Sesimbra and Espichel Grotto Tour

7. Sesimbra: Sesimbra and Espichel Grotto Tour

Espichel Cape is famous for its geological wealth and country’s unique limestone formations. To begin your boat tour, you'll depart from Sesimbra to Espichel Cape. Throughout the experience you'll visit the caves and geological formations that cover this coastal region. You'll begin with a visit to the Tamboril Grotto, with its zenithal lighting and crystal clear waters. From there, you'll proceed to the entrance of the Frade Grotto, which is one of the biggest cave formations in the area. You'll also encounter “Mesas”, which are geological formations made by marine erosion. Your tour will eventually wind down with a visit to Sesimbra's Caves, where you'll encounter the monumental Arco da Pombeira Grotto. You will also discover here “Bifa”, a singular geological formation at the cape’s feet where you can see the sea being expelled as if it was a geyser. Upon return, you'll have the option to stop for some diving in Baleeira Bay's crystal clear waters.

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Sesimbra: Arrábida Natural Park Cabo Espichel Sunset Tour

8. Sesimbra: Arrábida Natural Park Cabo Espichel Sunset Tour

Set sail from the harbor of Sesimbra and travel towards the famous Ribeiro do Cavalo beach. Enjoy the surrounding landscape and learn about the microclimate of the region from your guide.  Continue sailing westwards, where you will visit the beautiful beaches of Mijona and Inferno. Sail along the shores of the Arrábida Natural Park and visit "Whale Bay" and learn about the history of whale hunting in the region.  Then, sail towards Cabo Espichel and explore the caves and incredible rock formations dotted along the coast. Finally, enjoy a beautiful sunset with a glass of wine on the boat, before returning to Sesimbra.

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Arrábida Full-Day Yacht Tour from Lisbon

9. Arrábida Full-Day Yacht Tour from Lisbon

Climb aboard an 8-passenger yacht for a full-day tour of the stunning Arrábida Natural Park south of Lisbon. Following pickup from your hotel, transfer to Arrábida in the Setubal Municipality, and marvel at wide-ranging views of the Atlantic Ocean and Sado Estuary. Keep a look out for dolphins and rare birds, jump overboard for an invigorating swim, or enjoy snorkeling and sunbathing activities. Marvel at the transparent blue of the ocean waves, and enjoy the view of the beautiful mountains to the north. Locals call this the “Portuguese Riviera” because it resembles the Mediterranean Sea. If you're feeling adventurous you can try out the available kayaks or stand up paddle boards. For lunch, go on shore in the picturesque Portinho da Arrábida and try the fishermen's fresh fish catch of the day. Alternatively, bring your own lunch and enjoy a picnic on the beach, or even onboard.

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Sesimbra: Dolphin Watching Tour

10. Sesimbra: Dolphin Watching Tour

Visit the dolphins in the wild and the secluded bays of the Arrábida Mountains on this complete experience. Depart from Sesimbra harbor, where a briefing will be held regarding the behavior of the dolphins and what to do when they are spotted and learn the safety rules at sea. Depart towards the Arrabida Marine Park, a maritime reserve where the dolphins swim freely in large numbers all year long. Spot the dolphins and follow them during the period allowed by the maritime park code of conduct for the dolphin watch. The species that exist in the maritime park area: bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic dolphins (100% sightings since 2013) and more rarely orca and pilot whales can be seen. After the dolphin watch, visit the bays and stop for a taste of local Moscato and snorkeling or stand-up paddle in one of the amazing bays of the Arrábida.

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What people are saying about Lisbon Metropolitan Area

The best way to have an overview of the main tourist attractions on the coast of the Tagus River. I loved!! Too bad in autumn there is a lot of wind at the end of the tour. I left there trembling! But this depends on the sensitivity of each one. I suggest going well wrapped up!!

Awesome experience, staff were all so friendly and welcoming and made it a very fun, safe and enjoyable experience. I will be back again!

Very complete and interesting tour. Our guide (André) very attentive and open to suggestions to customize the tour. Very good experience

Despite the little sun, spectacular encounter with dolphins and surprising discovery of cliffs and caves from the sea

A fantastic tour into the sunset. The crew was super nice. An absolute recommendation!